Area Sports

Grenada adds volleyball as sport

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor When Collin Ray found out Grenada High School was beginning volleyball for the 2020-21 school year, it was a sport that the veteran coach wanted to take a shot at coaching. The addition of the sport came about when the Mississippi High School Activities Association shut down slow-pitch softball statewide.…

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Raiders, Raiderettes win Kirk Classic

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiders have been battling the odds for most of the season. They have been dealing with no depth all season dressing eight players. In the finals of the Kirk Classic Saturday, the Raiders had seven players available. Kirk made the most of its opportunity jumping to a 10-point…

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Kirk hires Bianco to run baseball program

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Most kids had all kind of toys growing up. For Michael Bianco, he had a baseball bat. He grew up the son of a college baseball coach. Now, he hopes to share his knowledge with young men at Kirk Academy. Head of School Jay Watts announced recently that Bianco will…

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Raiderettes shock North Delta

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Not many people gave the Kirk Raiderettes much of a chance against division foe North Delta. Heading into the season, most thought North Delta was the favorite in Class AAA after perennial Leake moved to Class 4A. Early in the game, it appeared that North Delta had control, leading 14-2…

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Raiderettes ease past Oak Hill

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Last season, the Kirk Raiderettes managed just nine wins. Thursday, they had the chance to get within one win of that mark, as they hosted longtime rival Oak Hill. The game was tight for the opening half. Kirk used a 16-5 third period to open up a lead and held…

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Late rally sends Chargers to win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Chargers trailed Class 6A foe South Panola for the majority of the game Tuesday night. In fact, they led 15-14 early in the second period. They wouldn’t lead again until the final horn sounded as the Chargers escaped with a 55-53 win. The game was the first for…

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Chargers, Rockets: Part II

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor When Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn was setting his schedule, he knew it was a possibility his team would be in this position. Grenada opened the 2019 season with a trip to Philadelphia facing Neshoba Central. Now, the Chargers have the dubious task of playing the Rockets once again.…

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Chargers cruise Trojans

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn had several things he wanted to accomplish in the regular season finale at New Hope. First, and foremost, they wanted a win. Second, he wanted to come out of the gate quick and get a big lead, so he could rest his starters. Finally,…

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Chargers search for momentum

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The final week of the 2019 regular season takes place tonight for the Grenada Chargers. Coach Ashley Kuhn’s crew stands at 6-4 on the season. The Chargers are pretty much where a lot of experts thought they would be when the season started. Grenada lost to Lafayette (24-21) and West…

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Avery traded to Philadelphia Eagles

Former Grenada High School standout Genard Avery received word Monday that he had been traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Philadelpia Eagles. Avery had a standout rookie season for the Browns, but playing time slipped this season with a defensive system change. “I’m excited about this new opportunity God has sent my way,” Avery…

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